Our community provides everything you need to enjoy your island lifestyle to the fullest, without ever having to leave the island.
If building friendships based on common interests is what you’re searching for, we have groups engaged in everything from arts and culture to wildlife and preservation. You will quickly get to know familiar faces and feel the warmth of our community when you reach out to any of our dedicated organizations.
Click on the categories below to explore what your friends and neighbors do each day to enhance our community and make island life more enjoyable. It will amaze you how easy and fun it is to get involved.
A safe, healthy, and fun environment with indoor and outdoor areas, and never in a cage. The perfect daycare/overnight for your dog. Specializing in medium and small dogs, conveniently located in West Bradenton, close to Anna Maria Island.
Independently owned General Store offering a wide range of grocery items, fresh made sandwiches & salads, fresh selection of baked goods as well as local juices. Also a convenient stop for all your tobacco, beer and wine needs.
A private non-profit 501(c3) corporation dedicated to the rescue & placement of the Standard, Miniature & Toy Poodle as well as other dogs in need. Sine 1994 we have been dedicated to finding caring adoptive homes for rescued poodles & dogs.
Unique gift baskets & party or holiday decorations for visitors and residents alike. We add the magic to your special occasions! Anything is possible, jut ask! We also assist with your everyday needs such as shopping, pet sitting, business or residential needs & more!
The Cortez Historical Society has been around since 1985, with the Cultural Center opening February, 2016. The new Center houses historic photographs & information about Cortez,as well as the genealogy of families that lived & are still living here.
A Visit Florida Certified Travel Information Center as well as the island’s Chamber of Commerce. Our mission statement is to serve our membership and community through proactive leadership that builds a positive business climate while enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all.
Children and teens proven after school and summer programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character & citizenship.
A safe, fun place to learn, grow and make lasting friendships
Roser is a Non-denominational Christian Church that has been shining the light of Christ for over 100 years on Anna Maria Island. We have Christian Education, Mission and Worship opportunities for all ages. You are invited to join us!
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Established in 2008, we promote, support & act as advocate for art and culture on the Island. Our featured event is ArtsHOP which takes place the second weekend in November and celebrates the island arts & culture.
A partnership between The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. We help residents apply research-based solutions to everyday problems to improve their lives.